[Wiki Loves Monuments] Queries about WLM

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Mon May 9 20:43:13 UTC 2011

2011/5/9 Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl>:
> Hi Strainu,

Hi Maarten,

> Op 9 mei 2011 om 17:55 heeft Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> het
> volgende geschreven:\
>> Hi guys,
>> I have two questions regarding this contest:
>> 1. Is a local chapter needed for organizing such a contest locally or
>> could it be done otherwise?
> A group of active people is needed. These are often part of a chapter,
> but a chapter is not an absolute requirement.

As it happens, I found out about Wiki Loves Monuments while looking
for subjects for a free image competition I recently imagined to
provide more free images from Romania. Since an European competition
would be (I hope) an additional selling point, I thought we might
become part of it. The "organizing comitee" for this contest exists,
however, since we don't a have a chapter, we are partnering with
another NGO which advocates the use of FLOSS to attract sponsors and
partners (that is, we were thinking of positioning the contest as a
"free image competition", not a "wiki image competition").

Before I go any further, I just wanna make sure that neither me nor
the NGO will get in any trademark-related issues with the WMF. As far
as I could see, the Wiki(m|p)edia trademarks are not used, so we
should be safe, but I wanted a confirmation on that.

>> 2. Is it still possible for a new country to register?
> Sure, you just have to work a bit faster to be ready in September ;-)
> What country are you thinking about?

I'm thinking about organizing the contest in Romania. The period we
had initially planned was august-september, so it roughly matches your

I'll talk with the rest of the people involved and we'll decide by the
end of the week if we can match your timeline :)

Thanks for your response,

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